Speaker: James McLachlan

BOOK PANEL: MORMONISM IN DIALOGUE WITH CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES

BOOK PANEL: MORMONISM IN DIALOGUE WITH CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN THEOLOGIES Mormonism in Dialogue with Contemporary Christian Theologies, edited by David L. Paulsen and Donald W. Musser (forthcoming, Mercer University Press) represents an important moment in the history and development of Mormon theology. It brings some of the most important voices in contemporary Christian theology including David …

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‘DO YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY OF . . . ?’

‘DO YOU HAVE A TESTIMONY OF . . . ?’ People who have much in common can still look at things very differently. Case in point: James McLachlan and Tom Kimball have been enjoying an ongoing discussion about their Mormon beliefs. Both have contemplated similar historical and philosophical dilemmas, and both are active in their …

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Open Reading Of Genesis: Jacob Boehme’s Mysterium Magnum And Joseph Smith’s Books Of Moses, Abraham, And The Book Of Mormon

Open Reading Of Genesis: Jacob Boehme’s Mysterium Magnum And Joseph Smith’s Books Of Moses, Abraham, And The Book Of Mormon Jacob Boehme and Joseph Smith each offered what they claimed were divinely inspired expansions on the creation story that point to the openness of God. In doing so, both rejected doctrines of predestination and creatio …

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Is Bigger Better?: Meditations On ‘Size’

In today’s academic and political climates, using the word “hierarchy” can cause shudders, especially when one applies it to value judgments. I’ve long been enamored with process theologian Bernard Loomer’s concept of “size” as a way of talking about hierarchical relationships. Dan Wotherspoon, James McLachlan

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Mormons, Movies, And Romantic Eschatology

Drawing from insights in the Wizard of Oz, Groundhog Day, and other great movies, this presentation highlights differences between Mormon eschatology (the understanding of last things or the end and purpose of the world) and how LDS approaches to the relation of the divine and the human, atonement, and grace differ from those offered by …

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TOWARD A DIALOGUE BETWEEN MORMONISM AND PROCESS THEOLOGY

Many Latter-day Saints and process theologians have noted similarities between the theological flavor of Mormonism and process thought, yet a vigorous dialogue between the two has yet to develop. In this session, two Mormon philosophers share their personal journeys with process ideas, what they’ve incorporated into their personal theologies, and what they believe are the …

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